The Austin Super Regional hasn't started as planned for the Texas Longhorns. Texas fell to Arizona State on Friday 3-1, giving the Sun Devils a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three series.
Texas' bats couldn't seem to get going as Arizona State starting pitcher Brady Rodgers pitched into the seventh inning while only giving up one run. Rodgers allowed just one run on eight hits without issuing a walk and striking out four. Rodgers was credited with the win.
The Longhorns' bats had even less success against reliever Mitchell Lambson, who notched the multi-inning save. Lambson pitched two and a third innings, without giving a hit or a walk. Lambson struck out two.
Texas' ace Taylor Jungmann suffered the loss, giving up three runs (one earned) in seven and a third innings of work. Jungmann allowed just three hits while issuing three walks. Jungmann also struck out three.
Texas and Arizona State will play again on Saturday, at 6 p.m. CDT. The Longhorns need a win to extend the Super Regional.